“If the Son shall make you free, you shall be free, indeed.” Or, putting it in the words of Jesus Christ, “You shall know the truth, and,” what? “The truth shall make you free.”
Now, Galatians just simply takes those two statements and expands them and really pushes it into every possible consideration. It is truth alone that frees. Anything else is bondage. A simple way to illustrate that is, take, for example, the man who has a mathematical problem. And he must come to some decision before he can be free from the problem. In other words, he wants to discover some very important solution to a problem. It’s not just a classroom problem, it’s a problem that affects humanity.
So he goes into his laboratory, and he goes into all of his knowledge of mathematics, and he begins to study the problem, and he works, and he works, and he works. And he is never free until he gets the answer. You see? But once he gets the truth and the answer to the problem comes, then he is free. You see, it is only truth that liberates. Until a man comes to truth, he is never free from the search, you see. Galatians expands on the fact that the truth is Jesus Christ. And it offers to men true freedom.
Galatians Introduction and Commencement
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, athe firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.